Creating a contemporary and holistic safety program and work culture not only creates empowered and ethical performers, but also serves the communities in which you operate and where your employees live. Oil and gas leads the way in industrial safety, because it is the right thing to do for the “work family” and it supports good business. When safe, healthy, and inspired employees leave work, they are engaged community members and outspoken advocates for their company. Conversely, employees who experience workplace injuries, low motivation, and a lack of connection to the work family are adversely impacted at home and can damage company image. Understanding the community interests in an oil and gas producers current and future work is important and helps to create and sustain beneficial and authentic relationships.
Energy Summit Conference Steering Committee Co-Chair
The Energy Summit is guided by the tireless input of COGA member volunteers who lend their expertise to the planning process – prioritizing content and ensuring the best possible learning experience for our attendees. Now in his second year as steering committee chair, John Harpole, founder of Mercator Energy, shares a few thoughts about what to expect at this year’s event.
The emergence of grid scale battery storage in combination with a growing share of renewable generation represents a real threat to natural gas’s reign as the fuel of choice to supply power to the grid. Already the competition between renewables and natural gas is limiting the potential for natural gas demand growth in the Rockies and greater Western United States, just look at the stagnant growth in natural gas export to states like California. Lack of demand bottlenecks supply, which means lower prices for producers. Where is the balance and what does the future hold for natural gas production in the region?